Wednesday, March 27, 2013

At Which I Pull My Hair Out

My.Children.Love.Them

But man sometimes....

It is overwhelming...being a parent (tell you something you didn't already know, right?)

We cook together.

We explore together.

We read books together. 

We play together.

We learn together.

We watch cartoons together.

We love and snuggle.

But literally the second I sit down, when they are otherwise preoccupied...for just a sec and I think ohh I can breath...all h-e-double-hockey sticks, breaks lose.  You know what I am talking about.

Now they want your undivided attention or NEED your undivided attention to steer them once again elsewhere.  (And if you don't give them your undivided attention something might just come crashing down OR you are inevitably going to have a huge mess to clean up).

Now they are getting into everything...I mean everything. 

I literally have to physically remove them from the kitchen over and over again.  What I wouldn't give for a locked door between our living room and our kitchen.

They get into the refrigerator 1 BILLION times (no exaggeration; ok maybe just a little bit).  They just ate. 
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They get out pots and pans, to use as step stools to get up to things in the cabinets.  For what?  Who knows.
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They clean out the kitchen drawers. We are missing quite a bit of our forks and spoons, I might have to go toy box diving here soon otherwise we might be eating with our hands.  (I think they use these in Kaylyn's play kitchen and/or to bang on said pots and pans when not using them for step stools)  Ohh and by the way, we have a proper step stool, they just don't want to use that.
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Mind you their rooms are literally feet from the kitchen filled with toys, books, nooks to hang out in...but they want to play in the "real" kitchen. 
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Or Hayden, he seems to like the vacuum too, of course not when I ask him to use it and actually vacuum, but he likes to undo the cord and pull it around like it is one of those dogs on a leash.  Now mind you, this is not a petite vacuum by any means but for some reason, he wants to play with it.  Perhaps the boy needs a dog?  Ha!  That's funny.

So moral of the story I guess is....what to do with children who you give plenty of time and energy too but can't get a second to breath until literally they are fast asleep.  And by that time, heck I am exhausted.  I guess I breath when I am asleep but at that point the ticker tape is going and I am thinking about all the things I could be doing now that they are asleep, like mainly cleaning up their mess from the last several hours, start/fold some laundry, get dinner dishes done, the possibilities are endless.  And so here I sit moaning and groaning and not doing any of the above but rather blogging about it.  I guess that is productive, being that I haven't been blogging a whole lot lately.

I know one day I will miss this.  The messes they make.  Maybe?  Just a little bit?  When my nest is empty and there is only my husband to clean up after, piece of cake!

I know I am blessed.  I have healthy ACTIVE kids.  They have something to mess therefore we have a home and the chores comforts that come with it. 

But yet... I dream of a clean house for more than 20 minutes, someday.

 


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Archive Link Up 3/26



Good Morning. Good Day. How do you do?

It's time to party like a rockstar! Ha! As much as you can without leaving the comfy of your home.

It is time for the Tuesday Archive Link Up Party where every post gets their second chance.

This link up is brought to you by....moi and these other lovely ladies...

Anne, author of Life On The Funny Farm

Debbie, author of Wrinkled Mommy

Kenya, author of Here's The Thing...

Shanna, author of Motherhood On The Rocks.

Rachel, author of Homesteading Quest

So link up one of your most favorite posts that you think should get a little more love and then visit some of the other posts. Tell them you found them on TALU!

Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday Archive Link Up 3/19



Hey, how you doin?

Week getting off to a good start, I hope.

Well you are here and it is time to parrrrtay.

You heard me. Pull up a chair, grab some coffee or tea...and stay awhile.

It is time for the Tuesday Archive Link Up where every post gets their second wind.

This link up is brought to you by....me and these other lovely ladies and we couldn't do this without them.

Anne, author of Life On The Funny Farm

Debbie, author of Wrinkled Mommy

Kenya, author of Here's The Thing...

Shanna, author of Motherhood On The Rocks.

Rachel, author of Homesteading Quest

So link up one of your most favorite posts that you think should get a little more love and then visit some of the other posts. Tell them you found them on TALU!

Make it a GREAT day!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Has Sprung!



Signs of spring are in the air round these parts....

The birds are chirping,

The flowers are blooming,

It isn't so gloomy everyday.

Time to get out and hoe up our garden to get things planted as the last frost settles in.

I can't wait....

I really want to do something different this year garden space wise but don't have a lot of time/money so whatever is decided it will have to be done between the hubs and I, pretty quick.

In looking for ideas I came across a few cool ideas:

All-American Vegetable Garden


It is only 6x6 so not too terribly big and overwhelming but would allow enough room to grow the essentials.  And I love the trellis (or whatever you call it) for the vine vegetables to grow up.

The other one that I found was much more basic :

Summer Bounty Vegetable Garden
 
Photos courtesy of BHG.
 

It was similar in size just without the trellis.  Either one we will have to dig up some more space because our current garden runs down the side of our house and isn't that big.

Which one do you like?  Visit Better Homes & Gardens for other garden space ideas and to print your own FREE garden plan.



This is not a compensated post.  This post is strictly me sharing with you a great link I found. The link is not an affliate of I'm Not Superwoman.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Six Word Saturday

 

Passing the bug around these parts!
 
 
Yup, that pretty much sums it up.
 
One of us, if not two,
 
have been sick with something fierce
 
over these past two weeks. Fun!
 
I told my family I love'em.
 
But must we share everything together?
 
I will be glad when healthy again.
 
Blogging is on the back burner.
 
If you haven't noticed. Chirp.Chirp.
 
 
 
In honor of St Pattys Day,
 
I leave you with this blessing.
 
 
I am linking this post up with the AHHHSOME
Cate over at Showmyface.com.
 
You can too.
 
It is simple. 
 
Write a post about what is going on in
your life at the moment in 6 words.
 
Then link it up.
 
Then visit some of the other links.
 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday Archive Link Up 3/12



Hello! Top o'the morning to you!

Pull up a chair, grab a cup o'joe and stay for a while.

This week brings some change about.

We have several new hosts to TALU. So make them feel welcome and stop to say "Hi".

And while you are at it, link up one of YOUR favorite blog posts that deserves some more love and then visit some of the other blogs and tell them you found them on TALU.

And your hosts for TALU are of course me and...

Anne, author of Life On The Funny Farm

Debbie, author of Wrinkled Mommy

Kenya, author of Here’s The Thing…

Shanna, author of Motherhood On The Rocks.

Rachel, author of Homesteading Quest

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

I.NEED.HELP.

So here I am. I haven't posted a MPM post in a quite a while and my dinners are a mess.

By the time I get home (with my new hours) I am just throwing together whatever...and that is clearly evident.

I need to get back to being better organized with my meals.  For not only my own sanity and health but also for my childrens. 

So here goes it.  Here is what I have planned for this week.


Sunday

French Dip Sandwiches
Macaroni Salad

Monday

Frito Chili & Cheese Bake

Tuesday

Ravioli
Salad

Wednesday

Ranch Tenders
Green Beans
Apple Wedges

Thursday

Chicken Stir Fry
Rice

Friday

Hot Dogs
Chips

Saturday

Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
Red Potatoes
Carrots

There that wasn't too bad.  Now I just need to stick with it.  I have everything, no need to run to store to get anything at this point.  So we are good.  I hope. 

 
Photo Credit Unicity, Inc.

Isn't this the truth!


I am linking up my menu plan with I'm An Organizing Junkie


orgjunkiempm1


What are you cooking this week? Stumped for ideas?  Check out some of the links.  Lots of inspiration.


Have a fabulous Monday!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday FAIL!

Yes, I know it is Friday which is why I titled this post Weigh In Wednesday FAIL.

I failed to weigh in yet again this week.  Yup.  I haven't even gone to the gym this week, yet again.

My new hours have not been very conducive to heading to the gym after work.

By the time I pick up kids, get home, spend some time with them, cook dinner, clean up, spend some more time with them, bathes, some quiet reading time with the kids and then bed....yeah, not a whole lot of "go to the gym time" in there. 

And since the gym is where I have been weighing in.  I don't own a scale at home.  You get the picture.  Thus no weigh in.  I need to buy a scale and just start working out at home.  That is a novel idea.  I think I will buy one, a scale but not sure I will get motivated to work out at home.  I guess I could.  Technically.  But see above paragraph about early evening/night routine.  Not sure where to fit it in.

I did, however, get the office gym paperwork for access this past week.  Yes, there is paperwork about proper use of the equipment and a liability waiver.  So I could sign that and then start working out at the gym in our office on my lunch.  I think that might be my better alternative because once I get home just too many other things to do. 

So there it is.  Another fail.  Not proud.  I really want to stay on track and hope that by not working out, I have not regained what I have lost.  I am going to try my darndest to get to the gym this weekend but it is shaping up to be a jam packed weekend with lots of other activities. 
Starting off tonight with the Rock & Worship Roadshow.  I am so excited.  We go every year and it is such a blast!  Have you ever been?


But I know I just have to make going to the gym a priority this weekend and fit it in.  I don't feel like I have gained anything.  My clothes are still fitting as loose as they have been some even more so.  Like that Compassion shirt in my update photos.  I think I need to take another one and show you. 

Since we are on fails, I haven't been to many of my favorite blogs that I typically read and comment on this week either.  You know who you all are (see side bar for some of my favorite people/blogs).  Hope you all are doing well.  I hope to get over to visit soon.

It is supposed to hover around 60 today so not to cold for standing in line for the concert and it is Friday so...be blessed and have a GREAT day!




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